The LGBTQ+ situation in Ghana seems to be developing a political interest despite the fact that the issue is not just a national issue but an international one.
The bill that is intended to criminalise the act is yet to be debated on in order to be passed into law. Majority of Ghanaians are in the hope that the bill would be passed into law.
Sam George, the leader of the the eight member committee working towards the passing of the bill into law has alleged that the bill, when passed into law would protect the children of Ghana and also safeguard the future of Ghana's generation.
Since the eight member committee presenting the bill before parliament is made up of only the members of the opposition National Democratic Congress, it is likely that most Ghanaians might think that the National Democratic Congress political party is the political party that is against the activities of the LGBTQ+ community.
This assumption has not gone viral until the private legal practitioner who stood in for the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo in the recent election petition came out to declare his stand on the LGBTQ+ issue.
Below is an image of John Boadu, the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party.
Ghanaians have got a ground to match the National Democratic Congress Party to those who are against the legalisation of LGBTQ+ and the New Patriotic Party as those in favour of it as a result of the stand taken by the private legal practitioner, Akoto Ampau.
It seems that the response of Nana Addo in an interview with Al Jazeera on the LGBTQ+ issue has also enabled Ghanaians to be sure of the fact that the New Patriotic Party is not against the legislation of LGBTQ+ in Ghana.
As John Boadu tries to explain the party's stand on the issue, a lot of Ghanaians were displeased about his comments.
Kofi Smith has stated clearly that he has regretted voting for the New Patriotic Party. Another Facebook user has also called upon the New Patriotic Party's fans to come for their General Secretary who he refers to as their hero. Here are some other reactions of Ghanaians on his comment.
Do you think that it is right to think that it is only the members of parliament of the National Democratic Congress Party that are vouching for LGBTQ+ to be criminalised in Ghana?
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